Let’s get our Orlando twin centre of to a flying start with a seven night stay Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. Located in Disney Springs, Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts is divided into 2 completely different hotels. The French Quarter giving you the romance of New Orleans’ French Quarter or the Riverside inspired by the natural beauty of rural Louisiana.
Walk along the cobbled walkways of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter whilst admiring the breath-taking balconies with their delicate railings to a back drop of smooth jazz music and the sweet smell of magnolias. With gas lampposts and fountains nestled everywhere, you will really feel you have been taken back to the Big Easy. In the main lobby area, The Mint, you will find a delectable food court serving American and Creole food – it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Doubloon Lagoon, this is the French Quarter’s main pool area complete with its very own alligator waterslide. Decorated with a colourful Mardi Gras feel, Doubloon Lagoon is one of the brightest pools at Walt Disney World and scattered around the pool are comical characters from the Mardi Gras – watch and laugh as the children try to avoid being “sprayed”. A small distance from the main pool you will find a hot tub and the welcoming pool bar Mardi Grogs. where you can have a long, cool, refreshing drink -Towel hire is also available here. Adjacent to the Doubloon Lagoon is a children’s playground. Here youngsters can climb and slide to their hearts content. South Quarter Games Arcade is where you will find approximately 51 games. Dotted all around Walt Disney World are the pressed penny machines, the French Quarter is no different – see your children’s faces light up while a penny is crushed, elongated and embossed with one of the famous Disney characters faces. For the more energetic amongst you, take a map from Guest Services and go for a jog through the winding pathways and riverbank trails around Disney’s Port Orleans Resort or rent a bike for a leisurely ride around this truly beautiful resort.
Cajun Campfires is a relatively new activity where a campfire is lit at dusk-Join in traditional camp fire singing whilst toasting marshmallows. Sassagoula is the main food court here at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter housed in a converted warehouse you can enjoy a big hearty cooked breakfast of eggs and bacon to set you up for the exciting days ahead. Lunch can be anything from a burger to a fresh salad. For dinner split-roasted chickens and barbeque ribs await.
Just off of the main lobby is Scat’s Cat’s Lounge where you can relax in the jazz filled room surrounded by memorabilia, sip your favourite cocktail or maybe try one of Scar’s Cat’s Lounge specialities.
5 pools of fun are located throughout Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and each pool has a play area adjacent. Rent a rod from Ol’Man Island and master your fishing skills. In this old-fashioned fishing hole all the family will enjoy trying to catch catfish, blue gill and bass. Remember though Walt Disney World operates a “catch and release “policy. Be sure to take your camera to prove you did catch the biggest!
Dine in Boatwrights Dining Hall a rustic shipyard and savor the flavor of tasty New Orleans cooking. The Dining Hall is illuminated with hanging lanterns and the centrepiece is a skeletal hull of a lugger fishing boat which is suspended from the ceiling. Warm yourself by the fire as you look at the antique shipbuilding tools hanging on the walls. Boatwright’s Dining Hall is open for dinner only. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.
Transfers from Orlando Airport and between all Disney Parks are included in the cost of this great deal making it a bit easier for you to explore all the parks.
A great way to visit the Disney Parks is with the Disney Ultimate Ticket which is exclusively designed for UK visitors. With this ticket, you can come and go as you please to all Six Disney Parks- it’s the only ticket you will need and it also gives you entry to Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
It’s time to leave the amazing Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts but don’t worry the holiday’s only half way through, there’ still plenty of fun and games ahead with a seven night stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort.
Something new and exciting opened in June 2019 bringing a brand new experience on a whole new level of affordability and fun, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort will be relaxed, easy and provide only the best experience for you and your family. Featuring an exciting surf and beach theme, guests staying at the Endless Summer Resort will be a part of an exclusive benefits package including early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Volcano Bay™.
You can use your 3 Park Explorer Ticket to experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Plus, with this ticket you can travel between both of these lands on the Hogwarts™ Express^.
Be sure to visit the Forbidden Forest at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ at Universal Orlando Resort™ to experience Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ™. It’s an epic addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that lets you experience the freedom of flight on a twisting roller-coaster ride whilst encountering the rarest of magical creatures as you fly beyond the grounds of Hogwarts at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
Enjoy being part of your favourite movies, TV-shows, comic books, and children’s stories at and experience amazing attractions like Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™, The Simpsons Ride™, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, and Skull Island: Reign of Kong™, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, plus incredible thrill rides like The Incredible Hulk Coaster® and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™.
Also included in this ticket is entry to Universal’s Volcano Bay™. It’s a water theme park like no other where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Plus the TapuTapu™ wearable holds your place in the park’s Virtual Line™, so you can relax and play until it’s time to ride. With 19 incredible attractions to choose from including, Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster, Ko’okiri Body Plunge™, Punga Racers™ and lots more – it’s just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.
After all the fun and games of Universal’s iconic theme parks there’s plenty of excitement and new adventures to be had back at the Endless Summer Resort. Kick back and relax by the generously sized, surfboard-shaped pool or get involved in the fun in the kids’ splash area! There’s a fantastic array of poolside activities for the young ones to enjoy and plenty for the big kids as well! These include hula-hoop contests, Bingo and Ping-Pong. When you’re not too busy enjoying the poolside entertainment head to the hotel’s game room for a competitive video game (classic and current) with the family. Want to keep in shape during your holiday? Make the most of the fitness centre featuring all the latest state of the art technology.
When it’s time to eat there are lots of mouth-watering options at the Food Court where you can take your pick from an amazing array of worldwide cuisine styles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the day is almost over it’s nice to soak up the sunshine relaxing by the pool and cool off occasionally at the Pool Bar with its great selection of delicious frozen drinks, cocktails, beers and wines. The Coffee Bar in the lobby is convenient for a quick pit stop at the start or end of your day.
750 sunny, beach-themed rooms and spacious Surfside Suites feature vibrant decor and modern touches giving you that home from home feel. Enjoy air-conditioning, mini-fridge and accessible WIFI as well as a flat-screen TV as you unwind and catch up before bedtime. Spacious, two bedroom suites that can sleep up to 6 people are the perfect requirement for families.
An action-packed, exciting adventure waits when you stay with Universals’ Endless Summer Resort. Stunning rooms, fun for all and right in the heart of the Universal action!